December 07, 2022
LinkedIn on Tuesday ended its six-year authorized battle with hiQ Labs Inc., a now dormant firm that on Tuesday agreed to a everlasting injunction prohibiting it from scraping or utilizing pretend accounts on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn final month received a lawsuit towards hiQ Labs.
HiQ has now agreed to a everlasting injunction requiring hiQ to cease scraping and to destroy all supply code, knowledge and algorithms created when hiQ scraped member profile knowledge in violation of LinkedIn’s Consumer Settlement, in line with an on-line submit from LinkedIn Vice President of Authorized Sarah Wight.
“This can be a ultimate, decisive victory towards an organization that illegally scraped our members’ profile knowledge, used pretend accounts, and tried to construct a enterprise on abusing LinkedIn’s platform and our members’ privateness,” Wright said.